Marie Demets, Cuvée 19ème Siècle, AOC ChampagneRegular price €60.00
This was a revelation when we brought it to a staff Christmas dinner a while ago: we hadn't realized just how good it is. Now with deluxe presentation to do the contents justice, this is a first class champagne that recreates the oak-kissed style of an earlier age, and you should absolutely try it.
The twenty-four carat colour promises and delivers luxury all the way through this sumptuous, partly oaked blend of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay from small producer Marie Demets.
Aromatically, this wine is very different from the estate's other champagnes, with a mixed bouquet of heavy-scented peony, lilac and honey: a good preparation for a full-flavoured palate of ripe fruit, hazelnuts and vanilla – almost reminiscent of gingerbread thanks to partial fermentation of half the juice in Burgundian oak.
This is a deluxe champagne that can stand up easily to a special meal, and would make a particularly good match for fish or seafood.
|Supplier's website||Champagne Marie Demets|
|Wine colour||White wine|
|Grape variety||50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir|